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1278. Franchised New Car Dealerships--Summary

[130.5 represents $130,500,000,000]

 
              Item Unit 1970 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
Dealerships 1 Number 30,800 27,900 26,350 25,700 24,725 24,725 24,725 24,825 25,150 25,025 25,000 24,825 24,200 23,500 22,950 22,850 22,800 22,750 22,700 22,600 22,400
Sales Bil. dol 51.8 130.5 144.5 154.7 187.7 225.9 251.6 270.4 280.5 303.3 311.6 316.0 301.3 333.8 377.3 430.6 456.2 490.0 507.5 547.8 608.1
New cars sold 2 1,000 8,393 8,979 8,533 7,978 9,181 10,393 10,983 11,409 10,186 10,544 9,770 9,296 8,176 8,211 8,519 8,991 8,635 8,526 8,272 8,142 8,699
Used vehicles sold 1,000 11,283 9,717 9,910 9,780 10,630 12,410 13,300 13,490 13,250 14,570 14,610 14,321 14,270 14,176 15,308 16,903 18,207 18,856 19,196 18,984 19,351
 
Employment 1,000 703 745 707 694 722 795 856 897 926 960 954 924 879 875 908 963 996 1,031 1,046.1 1,047.8 1,081.3
Annual payroll Bil. dol 5.5 11.0 11.6 12.5 14.5 17.8 20.1 21.7 22.6 24.7 24.4 24.1 23.5 25.1 26.7 29.8 31.8 34.0 37.4 39.7 42.5
Advertising expenses Bil. dol 0.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.8 3.2 3.7 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.1 5.3 5.7
Dealer pretax profits as a percentage of sales Percent 2.0 0.6 1.2 1.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.8
 
Inventory: 3
  Domestic: 4
    Total 1,000 1,409 2,112 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2,339 (NA) (NA) (NA) 2,830 2,537 2,259 2,334 2,487 2,521 2,974 2,856 2,813 2,732 2,901
    Days' supply Days 60 57 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 60 (NA) (NA) (NA) 77 73 71 68 64 61 71 66 66 63 62
  Imported: 4
    Total 1,000 (NA) 269 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 345 (NA) (NA) (NA) 772 707 694 614 533 453 445 317 338 350 378
    Days' supply Days (NA) 31 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 30 (NA) (NA) (NA) 70 72 83 81 76 67 72 58 54 54 47


NA Not available.
1 At beginning of year.
2 Data provided by Ward's Automotive Reports.
3 Annual average. Includes light trucks.
4 Classification based on where automobiles are produced (i.e., automobiles manufactured by foreign companies but produced in the U.S. are classified as domestic).

Source: National Automobile Dealers Association, McLean, VA, NADA Data, annual.

http://www.nada.org/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/1278_franchised_new_car_dealerships_summary.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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